32nd Santa Parade Coming…

October 28, 2013

The 32nd. Annual Santa Claus Parade fast approaching, Sunday, November 17th to be exact.  Sherri Bergman and Janet Battagglio will be holding a meeting to get ideas, input and willing volunteers wishing to be part of the CARA Float team.

Meeting will be at 10:00 am Sunday, November 3rd at Janet B’s Gallery & Studio, 9 Division Blvd next door to the Cascades. (Tentative theme is ‘This is our Community’). Need more info, contact Sherri at


Size of Council Special Council Meeting…

October 09, 2013

Special Council meeting Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm  

Mayor Mertens has called a Special Council Meeting for the purpose of holding a public meeting to consider the September 19, 2013 Committee of the Whole report containing recommendations regarding the size of Council and ward boundaries. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, Shire Hall, Picton and Council will be voting on the following motions:

  • Motion #1 THAT the Council for the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward be reduced from the current composition of 15 Councillors plus a Mayor to 10 Councillors plus a Mayor, as recommended by the Prince Edward County Citizens’ Assembly.
  • Motion #2 THAT Option 5b, which creates new ward boundaries with 2 Councillors per ward for electoral purposes for the County of Prince Edward, be adopted.
  • Motion #3 THAT any new electoral divisions that are created be identified by numbers only and be for municipal election voting purposes only; THAT the original pre-amalgamation boundaries and names be retained for all purposes other than municipal election voting, such as marketing, branding, tourism, community identity and events and recreation committees; and THAT the original pre-amalgamation municipalities’ names be retained and identified by signage, maps and other publications as “The historic township (town or village) of…….” to further enhance and maintain the historical significance of those original municipalities, and the community identification with place.

This is a contentious issue not only on Council, but for many living in the County. This meeting is most likely your last kick at the can, if you have any feeling and/or thoughts about this issue either for or against these recommendations you’re encouraged to attend this meeting and be heard. Ward redistribution map jpg attached.Ward Map by Mertens



Comment On Council’s Size Sept.19, 9:30am…

September 07, 2013



 The Prince Edward County Citizens’ Assembly, has recommended that the appropriate size of council be reduced from the existing configuration of fifteen councillors plus a mayor, to ten councillors plus a mayor, and will be presenting this recommendation to a Special Committee of the Whole meeting, taking place at Shire Hall, Thursday, September 19th. 9:30 am.Whatever your thoughts or opinions on this recommendation, if you feel strongly one way or the other, this is your opportunity to have your say on what Council do next. Making a deputation to Council at this special meeting is the best way to share with your elected members of Council your feelings about this issue.Deputations at Committee of the Whole. Anyone can speak on any item on the agenda without registering in advance. Prior to the meeting you will be asked to provide: a written copy or summary of your remarks, a copy of any supporting material, PowerPoint or electronic presentation you may be using. All deputations at Committee of the Whole meetings have 10 minutes to speak. Registered deputations are listed on the agenda. To register a deputation in advance, you must contact the County Clerks office at, at 613-476-2148 x226 or by Fax 613-476-5727 at least four full working days prior to the meeting (In this case, by Thurs. September 12th. prior to the Thurs. September 19th. Committee of the Whole meeting) You need to provide by email or other method of delivery to the Clerk. Your complete name, address, telephone number and/or email address, a written copy or summary of your remarks and a copy of any supporting material.

Citizens Assembly

5th Annual Show & Shine at Emm’s Restaurant…

August 31, 2013

Emms Car Sowt’s time to shine up your little beauty and show her off to the world!  Emm’s Restaurant, 20261 Loyalist Parkway, Consecon, is once again kicking off the Labour Day Weekend with a tribute to automotive greatness!  For a $5.00 entrance fee, you can show the world why your car is the best! (You may even win first prize!)Or you could drop by and see what the commotion is all about.  For more information call Bill or Laura at 613-394-5500


Consecon Library Planning Events…

August 13, 2013

Consecon Library

Hello to all, I am planning programs for the library for the fall and winter and would very much appreciate your input and ideas for ones that might be of interest to those who frequent the Consecon branch of the library.Last year we held a 6 week Conversational Beginner French, held a tablet computer workshop, presented a couple of lectures, etc. Would any of these be of interest this year? Other ideas I have and that I would appreciate input on: – a social justice discussion group (we have this in Picton and it is proving popular, but I think we would do a 6-week session and would need a minimum of 8 participants)- lectures (please supply topics of interest and I will try to find a speaker)- a writing workshop with a published author (maybe over 6 weeks or a weekend?)- documentary film nights (we need a license to show front running films, but many documentaries can be viewed online for free and without copyright infringement)  – “how-to” workshops, e.g.:  how to crochet, how to take professional quality photos, etc. Please let me know what you think. We are open to all and any ideas, and feel free to pass this along to anyone who you feel may be interested in contributing ideas for the Consecon branch.Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Christine RenaudManager Communications and Outreach
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Herb Walks @ the Library…

August 10, 2013

Hey Folks~Just a reminder that the herb walks in the County have been going on since June 15. Join us for one of the remaining walks or the Medicine Bag workshop on September 14th. Hope you will be able to join me some time this summer to walk the meadows, forests and roadsides of Prince Edward County. Please register in advance, so that if, for any reason, the walk has to be cancelled, we can let you know. Herbally yours~Sherri

P.S.  Please feel free to pass this along to anyone else you think might be interested.Herb Walk